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Meet Voices’ editors, fellows and alumni.

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2021 Fellows

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Brittany Cruz-Fejeran

Southwestern College

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Cassandra Rae Tjaden Ordonio

University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

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Devan Cameron Karp

Trinity University

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Ha-kyung Kim

New York University

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Heung Sum Yee

The University of Hong Kong

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Ilena Peng

George Washington University

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Iris Kwok

University of California

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Janice Kai Chen

Dartmouth College

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Jasen Lo

Minerva Schools at KGI

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Karena Tse

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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Lucia Geng

University of Chicago

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Megan Munce

Northwestern University

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Natalie Kainz

Yale University

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Nathaniel Josh Zaldarriaga Consing

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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Praveena Somasundaram

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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Rhiannon Clements

Clarkson University

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Shehreen Karim

Los Angeles Pierce College

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Simon J. Levien

Harvard University

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Sydney Walsh

George Washington University

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Teresa Xie

University of Pennsylvania

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Tiffany Nhu Bui

University of Minnesota Twin Cities

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Trisha Ahmed Hoque

University of Maryland

2021 Editors

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Irena Hwang

ProPublica

Irena Hwang (she/they) is a data reporter at ProPublica, based in Atlanta, GA. Previously, she worked at National Public Radio, The Associated Press and The Dallas Morning News. She has a master's in journalism and doctorate in electrical engineering from Stanford University, and master's and bachelor's degrees in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Rong-Gong Lin

Los Angeles Times

Rong-Gong Lin II is a metro reporter for the Los Angeles Times based in the San Francisco Bay Area and covers the COVID-19 pandemic and earthquake safety issues. He has also written about municipal corruption and local government. He was a member of the reporting team covering the San Bernardino shootings that won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize in breaking news. He is graduate of UC Berkeley.

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Join AAJA’s 2024 VOICES cohort! Our multimedia journalism training fellowship is for college and graduate students. This year’s program will focus on Asian Americans in the upcoming election cycle, broadly defined.

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